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By Andrew West,

If the January 6th select committee thought that they were going to be releasing their own “kraken” on Thursday, they were sorely mistaken.

The group, which has been roundly criticized for their partisan nature and oh-so-convenient political timing, waiting until just a few weeks before the 2022 midterm elections to publicly vote on subpoenaing Donald Trump – a move that reeks of political publicity stunt.

And while that aspect of the vote was transparent enough, the committee has even more trouble coming their way…because Donald Trump “loves” the idea of testifying.

Former President Trump “loves the idea of testifying” before the House select committee investigating January 6th, a source close to Trump told Fox News Digital just after the panel unanimously voted to subpoena him.

The source said that if Trump complied with the subpoena and testified, he would “talk about how corrupt the election was, how corrupt the committee was, and how Nancy Pelosi did not call up the National Guard that Trump strongly recommended for her to do three days earlier on January 3, 2021.”

But will he?  The jury is still out.

The source told Fox News Digital that it is unclear at this point if Trump actually will testify before the committee, but stressed that Trump “loves the idea.”

Trump spoke to Fox News as well on Thursday, and had some fiery statements.

“The committee is a hoax, a sham, a partisan witch hunt which is a continuation of the witch hunt that has gone on since the great day for our country that I came down the golden escalator with our future first lady,” Trump said. “They have no case, they have no ratings, so they have to try to do this to get publicity.”

Trump is widely expected to announce his 2024 presidential campaign after the midterm elections have concluded.


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